NEWS AND EVENTS

LOCAL BRETHREN VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT QUEENSLAND POLLIE PEDAL

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has again showed their support for the Pollie Pedal 2019, which sees politicians this year ride hundreds of kilometres for the charity Soldier On. The ride kicked off yesterday morning in Currumbin and will finish in Brisbane next Sunday 21...

BRETHREN CHARITY SUPPORTS ANNUAL VINNIES CEO SLEEPOUT

The number of people across the country without a place to call home continues to rise. In NSW, homeless increased from about 25% to a third, between 2001 and 2016, with most of the increase concentrated in Sydney (16.1% to 24.9%). Homelessness rates are becoming more...

FENCES FOR FARMERS DEVASTASTED BY FIRES & DROUGHT

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has today donated 25 tonnes of fencing, worth nearly $100,000, to famers and their families who have been devastated by recent fires and drought. Following the February fires that tore across the Tingha Plateau, the RRT has donated 24...

Rapid Relief Team’s drought documentary, Operation Drought Relief, is now screening on Qantas flights

With much of the east coast of Australia in drought last year, Plymouth Brethren volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team formed Operation Drought Relief, rallying to deliver thousands of bales of hay, and hope, to Aussie farmers in need. Operation Drought Relief is a...

GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL FOR VICTORIA’S DESERVING CHILDREN

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has today supported The Royal Children’s Hospital in its Good Friday Appeal, which raised money for the Hospital to provide first class care for children. RRT volunteers worked throughout the day to provide more than 1,600 meals to...

AUSSIE CHARITY RALLIES AROUND FRENCH COUNTERPARTS DURING NOTRE DAME INFERNO

Australian charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), has provided vital support to emergency services personnel who worked tirelessly to battle the devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire this week.   The RRT distributed more than 600 meals, including brioche and soup, to...

Technology is a huge feature of new Brethren School Oakwood’s Launceston campus

Education for Launceston and the North-West's Brethren community has taken on a new form, with Oakwood School offering technology-laden ways of learning. Oakwood School is an amalgamation of the former Devonport and Launceston Brethren school and has now joined a...

CALL CENTRE TRANSFORMED INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART TASMANIAN SCHOOL

Oakwood School in Launceston has completely overhauled a former banking call centre to become a cutting-edge school for up to 100 students from Year 3 to Year 12. Unveiled last month, the school has transformed an uninspiring corporate building into a vibrant learning...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM HELPS FIRIES FIGHT FIRES

Over the past week, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has been working around the clock to support and feed emergency service workers who continue to fight out-of-control bush fires in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. Across the last month, the charity has worked...

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NZ PRIME MINISTER SUPPORTS AUSSIE CHARITY

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, today showed her support for the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) who have been feeding hundreds of emergency services personnel and Defence staff battling forest fires in the New Zealand Nelson-Tasman region. Since Tuesday, local NZ...

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AUSSIE CHARITY STEPS IN TO HELP FURLOUGHED US GOV WORKERS

The Australian-based charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), provided free meals to furloughed Federal Transport Security Administration (TSA) workers across the United States. Thousands of hot meals were provided at dozens of major United States airports, to people...

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DELIVERING HAY AND HOPE TO OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has once again hit the road to deliver hay and a helping hand to drought-stricken farmers and their families in need. At the epicentre of the drought crisis, the Charleville and Cunnamulla regions received some welcome relief this week, as...

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DELIVERING HAY, HOPE AND H20 TO FARMERS IN NEW ENGLAND

As the rain fell in Gunnedah, thirty road trains and semi-trailers loaded with 1,000 tonnes of hay and hope arrived in the New England and Northwest areas to deliver relief to 200 more drought-stricken farmers and their families. The hay was donated by the Rapid...

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